Issue Date: 1987-09-01
Revised Date: 2020-07-14

Legal Cites

Object Type

Cash — Agriculture

Origin Date

Various

Description

The Department may assess an administrative penalty in amounts depending under what chapter the violation occurs. Texas Agriculture Code sec. 12.020 lists each chapter and the corresponding maximum penalty amount. Each day a violation occurs is considered a separate violation.

  • Up to $5,000 for Agriculture Code Chapters 13, 14A, 18, 19, 41, 46, 61, 72, 73, 74, 76, 94, 95, 101, 102, 103, 125, 132, 134, and Subchapters A, B & C of Chapter 71.
  • Up to $10,000 for Agriculture Code Chapter 14.
  • Up to $5,000 for Agriculture Code 91.009, Occupations Code Chapter 1951 and Natural Resources Code Chapter 153.

Hemp production violations under Ch. 122, subchapter I are deposited to GR Account 5178 - State Hemp Program.

Due Date

At time of violation.

Collecting Agencies

Note

Amended by S.B. 372, 74th Leg., R.S.

Amended by H.B. 2719, 76th Leg., R.S.

Amended by H.B. 2354 and H.B. 2586, 77th Leg., R.S.

Section 12.020 reenacted by H.B. 4062, 80th Leg., R.S.

Amended by S.B. 1016, 81st Leg., R.S.

Amended by H.B. 3199 and S.B. 893, 82nd Leg., R.S.

Agriculture Code 91.009 penalty added by H.B. 3227, 85th Leg., R.S.

Hemp production penalties added by H.B. 1325, 86th Leg., R.S.

Penalties under Ch 17 removed by S.B. 2119, 86th Leg., R.S., as the fuel program was transferred from Department of Agriculture to Department of Licensing and Registration, effective Sept. 1, 2020.

USAS Values

Appropriation Year 20
USAS Title AGRICULTURAL ADMINISTRATIVE PENALTIES
Receipt Category 09 – Agriculture
Receipt Type 25 – Violations, Fines and Penalties
Object Group 30 – Revenues
USAS Status A
Rev/Exp Category 01 – LICENSES, FEES, FINES, AND PENALTIES